Is there anything special about the cable between the two?
Does anyone have a spare they would be willing to part with?
The uVAX 2000 has a single RD54 in it (semi-dead). Is there
anything that has to be done to disable the internal RD54
and run with the external RD54 only?
The easiest way is to swap the external for the internal drive.
If the internal RD54 is semidead, what is that? Does that mean the drive
is elctronically dead or the formatting has been munged, OS trashed?
If the formatting or OS is the problem those can be fixed as the VS2000
can format the RD54. If the OS is bad (VMS, Ultrix, NetBSD) then it's
possible to put up either netbsd or VMS again. VMS is available to the
hobbiest via DECUS.org